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National Alliance to End Homelessness shines spotlight on Flagler

The National Alliance to End Homelessness blog featured the Villa’s Flagler Housing & Homeless Services for our successful transition to rapid re-housing and receipt of the COA Innovative Practices Award. Check out the full NAEH blog post here. Many thanks to NAEH for their partnership in breaking the cycle of homelessness.  This year, Flagler will help […]

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Our Learning & Therapy Garden Grows

While winter slowly but surely makes its way out, our students are eagerly awaiting the return of gardening time at the Villa.  Now they have one more reason to look forward to a sunny spring full of planting, harvesting and outdoor learning: the addition of a brand new greenhouse in our Learning & Therapy Garden. Generously donated […]

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College acceptances arriving in droves

Please join us in congratulating Brook Road Academy’s Class of 2014…to date members of the class have been accepted to the following schools: Hollins University (with scholarship) J. Sargeant Reynolds Mary Washington Meredith Randolph-Macon (recipient of the Dean’s Award) Virginia Wesleyan (with scholarship) Warren Wilson Washington College (with scholarship) And the acceptance season has just begun. […]

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Join us for Derby Day in RVA to benefit Brook Road Academy!

The inaugural Derby Day in RVA promises to make the 140th “Run for the Roses” one you won’t forget!  Join us in the central garden of St. Joseph’s Villa (8000 Brook Road) to celebrate the Kentucky Derby in style.  We’ll have a live viewing of the race, live music by Susan Greenbaum, ladies’ hat contest, catering by Mosaic, welcome […]

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Flagler exceeds Rapid Re-Housing Challenge goal: 52 families housed in 100 days

Read more in the Richmond Times-Dispatch article 116 families benefit from housing blitz, published February 10, 2014. From October 17, 2013 to January 24, 2014, Flagler Housing & Homeless Services participated in Virginia’s first-ever Rapid Re-Housing Challenge.  Thirty-one organizations across the state set a collaborative goal to place 500 homeless families in permanent housing in 100 days. In partnership […]

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7 Truths About Mentoring

The following post was written by Ashley McHaney, AmeriCorps VISTA and Villa Pals Coordinator. Attending the National Mentoring Summit (#2014NMS) for the second year in a row was extremely rewarding and worthwhile.  From the numerous networking opportunities to the informational sessions on a broad range of topics, not only am I gleaning knowledge to support […]

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Villa Trustee Jill Kennedy to receive YWCA Outstanding Women Award

St. Joseph’s Villa congratulates Jill M. Kennedy, Chair-Elect of the Villa Board of Trustees, and all our local leaders selected by YWCA Richmond for the 2014 Outstanding Women Awards!   Jill will receive the award in the category of Health and Science.  She is the Vice President of Patient Care Services/Chief Nurse Executive for Bon Secours Memorial […]

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Why I Became a Mentor at St. Joseph’s Villa

Post written by Susan McAvoy, Villa Pals mentor All children and youth deserve to have an adult who shows them respect, empathy, and takes the time to listen to what they have to say.  I became a mentor because I wanted to make a difference in a young person’s life.  I was volunteering in the […]

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Dine at new Short Pump Carrabba’s, benefit Villa families

In celebration of its grand opening in Short Pump next Monday, January 13, Carrabba’s Italian Grill will donate 50% of the day’s proceeds to St. Joseph’s Villa.  Join us for a delcious meal that will change the lives of Villa children and families.  See flyer below for details.  Many thanks to Carrabba’s for their partnership! Carrabba’s is […]

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Villa CEO Kathleen Burke Barrett shares lessons learned in children’s mental health

The Op/Ed Lessons leared: helping kids by Villa CEO Kathleen Burke Barrett was recently published in the Richmond Times-Dispatch.  How can you help a child struggling with mental illness?  Read the full article on the RTD website to learn what Kathleen’s personal and professional experiences have taught her. As she writes in the article, “Children’s mental […]

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